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1. Panel Presenations

First, we will explore and discuss local resources available to help employers recruit and retain employees, with an emphasis on non-profit employers (and survey results). For this portion of the meeting we will be joined by a panel. Panelists include:

Mark Shultz – SE MN Regional Market Analyst, DEED

Julie Brock- Workforce Development & Education Director, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Thompson- Placement Specialist, Workforce Development, Inc.

Julie Nigon - Manager of the Rochester Adult and Family Literacy Program, Hawthorne Education Center

2. Brainstorming and Dialog

During the second half of our meeting, we will engage in brainstorming and dialogue about actions we might take to alleviate some of the pressures related to the current environment.

 3. CNG draft support letter for multi-node transit

 


 

Note:

Prior to the meeting, we would like to hear from you.

Please submit your answers to the following workforce questions by clicking this link.

  1. When it comes to recruiting talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  2. Regarding retaining talent, what is your largest concern or challenge today?
  3. If you could change one thing about your ability as an employer to find and retain qualified talent what would it be?
  4. When you think about recruiting and retaining talent, what types of things do you think could be done, either individually or collectively, to best address your concerns?
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Rochester City Transit Development Plan - Transit Hub (January 14, 2020)

Will transit hub be on former Seneca site? And what is being proposed? 

 

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2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log (December 20, 2019)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration (December 10, 2019)

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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Isaiah News (December 08, 2019)

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations (November 27, 2019)

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester (November 23, 2019)

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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DMC Transportation Plan - Circular (November 20, 2019)

 DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations. 

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Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project (November 05, 2019)

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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